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The Savvy Academic

Publishing in the Social and Health Sciences

Seth J. Schwartz

05 January 2022

ISBN: 9780190095918

552 pages

In Stock

Price: £32.99



This book uncovers the secrets to success in academic publishing at all stages of the process. Drawing on his experience as the writer of over 300 articles, the author encourages scholars at all stages of their careers to unpack topic selection, data analysis for publication, writing preparation, drafting and editing, ethics, and manuscript submission.

  • Written in an approachable, reader-friendly voice that captivates academics of all levels in the health and social sciences
  • Covers a broad range of innovative and challenging topics in academic publishing, including Open Access and fee-based publishing, publishing nonempirical papers, and working with rejected manuscripts
  • Each chapter opens with learning objectives and concludes with a chapter summary
  • Designed as a reference text or an easy read for scholars in health and social sciences

About the Author(s)

Seth J. Schwartz, Professor of Kinesiology and Health Education, University of Texas at Austin

Seth J. Schwartz is a Professor of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include identity, acculturation, cultural stress, crisis migration, family relationships, substance use, wellbeing, and mental health among adolescents and emerging adults and their families. Dr. Schwartz has 344 scholarly publications, including more than 100 where a student, postdoctoral fellow, or early career scholar is the lead author. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Intercultural Relations and has reviewed hundreds of manuscripts in his career. Dr. Schwartz is a native New Yorker and has been married to his wife, Lisa, for 21 years. They have two teenage daughters.

Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: Getting Started and Selecting a Topic
    Chapter 2: Designing a Publishable Study
    Chapter 3: Key Principles in Ethical Data Analysis and Handling Conflicts of Interest
    Chapter 4: Developing an Outline
    Chapter 5: Getting Ready to Write
    Chapter 6: Principles of Good Writing
    Chapter 7: Plagiarism, Citations, and Paraphrasing
    Chapter 8: Writing a First Draft
    Chapter 9: Editing, Filling in Gaps, and Cutting
    Chapter 10: Selecting a Target Journal
    Chapter 11: Thinking Like a Reviewer
    Chapter 12: The Journal Review Process: Decision Letters, Reviewer Comments,
    and Author Responses
    Chapter 13: What to Do with Rejected Manuscripts
    Chapter 14: Working with Coauthors
    Chapter 15: Working with Public-Use and Proprietary Datasets
    Chapter 16: Publishing Non-Empirical Papers
    Chapter 17: Open Access and Pay-to-Publish Journals
    Chapter 18: Books and Book Chapters
    Chapter 19: Conclusion